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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Avatar J put the finishing touches on a grand slam for harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau in winning the $20,000 James (Roach) MacGregor Gold Cup and Saucer consolation Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Barrieau sat a perfect pocket ride with Avatar J in the top event of the night for his fourth win on the 12-dash card. Yankee Osborne (Driven by Neill MacInnis) guarded the rail in the $20,000 Gold Cup and Saucer consolation race and set up shop on the front end with splits of 27.2, 56.1 and 1:24.4 while the Danny MacDonald trained Avatar J sat comfortably in the two-hole. Avatar J tipped out in the stretch drive to power by for a 1:52.4 one-length victory over Yankee Osborne with Freddy Bear (Marc Campbell) rallying for third. Jody Sanderson of Cornwall co-owns the winning American Ideal pacer with Dean Larkin of Edwards, Ont. Red Dirt Star gave Barrieau his second biggest win of the evening in a $13,600 Lady Slipper Gold division for three-year-old pacing fillies in 1:56.1 over Na Naa Said So (Redmond Doucet) and Watch Me Dance (Jason Hughes). Daniel Ross of Belfast holds the ownership papers on the Barrieau trainee. The rest of Barrieau's four-bagger was kicked off in the race 2 Donnie and Nan Simmonds Memorial pace as Howmac Dragonator won in 1:59.3 from the Ron Matheson stable, followed by a $7,300 Lady Slipper grassroots win in race 7 aboard JJ Gracie in 1:56.1 from his own stable. The other $7,300 Grassroots divisions were won by Woodmere Harriet (David Dowling) in 1:56.2 for trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and Kiss Me Im Irish (Brodie MacPhee) in 1:59.2 from the Tom Weatherbie stable. Woodmere Skyroller (MacPhee) scored a narrow victory in a $13,600 Lady Slipper Gold division for sophomore pacing fillies, stopping the clock in 1:55 over a hard charging Dustylane Zambucca (Corey MacPherson) while Elm Grove Ocean (Ken Murphy) completed the triactor. Kevin MacLean trains Woodmere Skyroller for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. Rae Seelster (Adam Merner) had a lifetime best performance in the race 1 Larry Spencer Memorial pace with a 1:58.3 victory. Need To Know scored an upset in the George Wilkie Memorial in race 4 for trainer-driver Jason Hughes at 7-1 odds. Total wager was $90,310. For more information go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Harness racing records are made to be broken but one only lasted three races Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as Gold Cup and Saucer week racing began. Hop Up scored a mild upset in the $2,400 Open trot winning in a record 1:57.4 to make her the fastest Maritime bred trotter ever on the East Coast. Corey MacPherson was in the race bike for trainer-driver Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley as the Tad The Stud mare defeated former record holder Daisy River (Jason Hughes) with third going to Majian Tango (Jim Ripley). That record was set in race 5 of the program but Mile Hill Willie had some history making of his own to do in race 8. The Paul Morrison trained and Gilles Barrieau driven trotter benefitted from an early speed duel to pick up the pieces late and win by 13-lengths in 1:57.1. That mile took top place for Maritime Bred trotters in Eastern Canada just an hour after Hop Up's record feat. Morrison along with John Breau of Shediac Cape, N.B, own Mile Hill Willie, a four-year-old son of Armbro Barrister. Warrawee Ulla remained undefeated on red soil in the $2,200 top pace of the night in race 9 for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owner David MacDonald of Belfast. The mare won her fourth straight race since coming to P.E.I., this time in 1:56.1. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - She may have been placed first but Sodwana Bay earned the harness racing's lion's share of the top purse of the evening Thursday at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The win in the $2,800 Fillies and Mares Open pace was part of a four-bagger for driver Gilles Barrieau on the evening card at the capital oval. Sodwana Bay finished second for trainer-driver Barrieau in the top event but was placed first after Berazzled (Driven by David Dowling) was set to second for a break past three-quarters. The amended time of the mile was 1:56.3 with Arc Light (Adam Merner) finishing third. Wayne MacRae of Nova Scotia and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire own Sodwana Bay. Barrieau also won with Traces Of Purple (1:57.1) for trainer Robert Phillips, Mile Hill Willie (1:59.3) for Paul Morrison and with Clare Hall Hanover (1:58.2) from the Ron Matheson stable. Leading driver Marc Campbell had a pair of winners on the night from his own stable as Live And Let Di won in 1:56.2 and former Maritime Champion Filly Forty Seven made her East Coast return a winning one in identical time. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a perfect two-hole trip from 'The Maritime Magic Man' Avatar J got up in deep stretch to win the featured harness racing pace Saturday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau left smartly with the Danny MacDonald trained pacer and sat second as Simple Kinda Man (Driven by Jason Hughes) supplied the speed on the front end. Simple Kinda Man rolled through splits of 28, 55.2 and 1:24 before Avatar J tipped into the passing lane to power by in 1:52.4 for owners Dean Larkin of Edwards, Ont., and Jody Sanderson of Cornwall. Simple Kinda Man had to settle for second while Screen Test (Corey MacPherson) was third. Barrieau had three winners on the program, both from the Ron Matheson stable of Charlottetown, as Outrageous Story won in 1:56.3 and Ashes To Ashes was a 1:56.2 victor. The biggest upset of the evening came in the race 11 finale as Legendary Ron and driver Dale Spence rolled off the front from post 1 to win in 1:55.4 paying $56.20 to win. Owned by Doug Matheson of Cornwall, Legendary Ron was on top of a $1,003.30 triactor ticket. Total wager was $44,884. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - On top at every call, Collective Wisdom was the boss in the featured harness racing pace on a special Customer Appreciation program Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Customer Appreciation Day highlighted the Saturday card, sponsored by the P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association with prize draws all day for anyone purchasing a pari-mutuel ticket Collective Wisdom won the biggest dash of the program in the $2,550 featured pace cruising to the front from post 4 and laying down splits of 28.3, 59.3 and 1:29.2 in line to Gilles Barrieau. The Jackie Matheson trained mare closed out the mile in 1:58.4 for the trainer's third win of the day. Woodmere Farms of Marshfield holds the ownership papers of Collective Wisdom. Matheson, Barrieau and owner Woodmere Farms also found the winner's circle with The Time To Win in the fastest mile of the day in 1:58. Matheson other training victory was with IC True Grit in a 1:58.4 trip for driver Mike McGuigan. David Dowling has three winners on the program including Fern Hill Dynamic in 2:01.1 for trainer Cindy MacDonald of Montague, Sophist in 2:01 for her second straight for trainer Chris MacKay of French River and Rockin Indy as a popular favourite in the finale in 1:59.2 from the Troy Murray stable of Clyde River. Marc Campbell opened up the program with a victory aboard Dueling Banjos in 2:02 for Jay Noye of Pleasant Valley, then followed it up with wins from his own stable with Charlottes Western in 2:01.3 and Freddie in the $2,350 Open trot in 2:01.2. The duo of driver Adam Merner and trainer Chris Davies found the winner's circle twice as Miss Sangria won in 2:00.1 and Runnindownadream was a 2:02.3 victor in her maiden breaking victory. Go to Redshores.ca for race replays and more information on Customer Appreciation Saturday. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Euchred took control of the lead from the start and beat back his preferred harness racing foes Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau was the hot driver of the day and Euchred did not let him down as the son of Shadow Play left well off the gate to make the lead in the $2,900 preferred pace and proceed through splits of 28.3, 57.2 and 1:26.2. Woodmere Ideal Art (Driven by Jason Hughes) took a run at Euchred in the final quarter but had to settle for second while race favourite Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) had too much ground to make up and finished third in the 1:55.2 mile. Walter Walker trains Euchred for owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Barrieau made four trips to the winner's circle on the 13-dash card. The New Brunswick pilot started the action off winning with Selkirk Echo in 2:00.2 for trainer Jackie Matheson of Charlottetown, and that duo teamed up later on the card to win with Clare Hall Hanover in an open-length 1:59.3 score. Barrieau's other win was in a $1,750 trot class as Daisy River overcame an early break in stride to win in 2:04.1 for trainer William Lanigan of Montague. For more information go to the newly redesigned Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Forwardly placed from the start, Collective Wisdom took the top harness racing event Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park as part of a four win performance by driver Gilles Barrieau. Collective Wisdom left smartly from post 4 in the $2,400 featured fillies and mares pacer to strike the lead and put down a 29.3 opener over a sloppy track. Arc Light (Driven by Marc Campbell) came first over and cleared to the lead at the half of 59.1, leaving Collective Wisdom sitting second. Arc Light then battled with Dancers Pass (David Dowling) through the three-quarters of 1:30.2 with Collective Wisdom taking the passing lane in the stretch to win in 2:01.4. Jackie Matheson trains the winning mare for owner Woodmere Farms of Marshfield. Second went to Dancers Pass with Mrs Dragonfire (Jason Hughes) completing the healthy $703.20 triactor ticket. Barrieau also won with Hp Rubis Joyce in 2:03.1 for Blaine Baglole of Cornwall, Labero in 2:06.4 for trainer Randy Van Meer of Mount Herbert and What A Babe from the Todd Walsh stable of Charlottetown. Freddie captured the $2,250 Open Trot in 2:06.2 for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston over Star Photo (Hughes) and Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd). Trainer Kevin Gilles had a pair of winners from his Charlottetown barn, both with Hughes in the bike, as Rockrols Image won in 2:04.2 and March Magic scored a 2:08.3 victory for owners Kurt Hughes and Peter MacPhee. For complete results and prize payouts go to www.Redshores.ca.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The final regularly scheduled harness racing evening program of the 2019 calendar goes postward this Thursday and Collective Wisdom will look to deliver in her last seasonal race under the lights at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday card has a 6:30 P.M. post time and will be the final scheduled evening card of the meeting as action shifts to a Saturday-Sunday schedule with afternoon post times the following week. Collective Wisdom is the favourite in the race 11 top pace for a $2,200 purse with Gilles Barrieau back in the bike for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Woodmere Farms of Marshfield. The six-year-old daughter of American Ideal was a front end victor in her latest start in 1:58.1 and climbs up a class for this week but her competition still falls short of the Open Mares she has been banging heads with all season. Innocent Kiss has post 3 in the field fresh off an eight-length romp in her latest for driver Adam Merner and trainer Chris Davies. Post 5 belongs to Dancers Pass (Driven by David Dowling) who scored a large upset in her last start while racing against the boys at 14-1 odds. Race analyst Les MacIsaac takes Collective Wisdom for the top spot. "Collective Wisdom gets a post that should allow her to exploit that gate speed and get spotted on the lead or at the very least in position to sit and stalk all the way," MacIsaac said. "She'll be hard to deny." Also in the field are Killean Finale (Ken Murphy), Bettim Vicky (Marc Campbell) and Drivingthedragon N (Jason Hughes). The $2,250 Open Trot hits the track in race 7 with Freddie assigned the outside as he looks for win number 11 of the season in his 20th start this year for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. Other top entries in the Open Trot include Summit City Nate (Barrieau) from post 1 and Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) from post 3. Race 4 is the Lowther Refrigeration Ltd., pace with Narragansett favoured off the rail in the $1,400 class for driver Hughes and owner-trainer Ashley Gamester of Hunter River. The veteran son of Rocknroll Hanover will look for his first top three finish of the season after just returning to racing in September. For live video, promotional plays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Every year Gilles Barrieau is amongst the top percentage harness racing drivers in all of Canada and Thursday evening was a shining example of his prowess at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Saint John, N.B., reinsman had five wins on the Thursday evening program coupled with three second-place finishes and a single third place finish from 10 drives. Barrieau kicked the action off winning the race 2 Lady Slipper eligible two-year-old filly pace for a $2,500 pot with Thebossisagirl in 2:00.1 for trainer Jackie Matheson of Charlottetown. Finnish Your Way (1:59.4) was a dominate winner in race 4 from the Barrieau stable then newcomer Summit City Nate (1:59.1) delivered as the favourite for trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire. Cougar Gal (1:59.3) provided an upset in race 8 for trainer Neil Bambrick of Charlottetown then Barrieau and Matheson reunited to win the featured pace in the finale with Collective Wisdom in 1:58.1. The five-bagger pushes Barrieau to 83 wins at the capital oval as he trails first-place driver Marc Campbell at 96 victories. Pineapple Express broke his maiden in the $2,500 O'Brien eligible three-year-old colt pace for non-winners of $3,000 lifetime. William MacKay of Breadalbane trains and drives the son of Articulator as he paced in 2:01.3. For race replays and more check out www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a drop out of Invitational company, Burn Out Hanover will have the target square on his back as the one to beat in the Thursday evening harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 12-dash Thursday card gets underway at 6:30 P.M. with Gilles Barrieau picking up the drive on Burn Out Hanover in the race 11 $2,700 preferred 2 pace. The Jeff Holmes trained pacer, who has not missed a cheque since July, will leave from post 2 in the field of seven for owner Orwell Bay Stable of Orwell. Screen Test was a winner in 1:56 his last start and will get post 3 to work from this week for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Stephen Gass. Rail control belongs to JJ Powerball with Marc Campbell picking up the catch driving call for trainer Wade Sorrie. Race analyst Les MacIsaac sides with Burn Out Hanover to earn the top prize. "Burn Out Hanover has been keeping company with the bearcats in recent starts and while he hasn't been able to crack the top three, he never missed a cheque," MacIsaac said. "With a slight drop tonight there could be nothing to stand in his way." Also in the field is Jeb (Driven by Jason Hughes), Best To Hurst (Walter Cheverie), Tobinator (Ken Murphy) and Red Magician (Adam Merner). The Andy Butler Memorial trot lines up in race 5 of the program with Majian Chester the top choice with Gordie Hennessey in the seat for trainer Jim Ripley and owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S. Other top entries in the $1,750 class include Sailor Blue with Murphy in the bike and Wedgewood leaving from post 4 with Gary Chappell, who just celebrated driving win number 2,800 of his career, in the bike. Mrs Dragonfire makes her Island debut in the $1,900 race 12 finale. David Dowling will drive the new acquisition of owner-trainer Reg Ferguson from post 8 in the field of pacing mares. A four-year-old daughter of Dragon Again, Mrs Dragonfire boasts seven lifetime wins and $35,391 in career earnings. For race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Mando Fun took early control of the harness racing featured event and never relinquished it as part of a driving triple by Gilles Barrieau Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Barrieau and Mando Fun guarded the rail in the $2,600 top event and rolled through fractions of 28, 57.4, 1:27.3 and 1:57.1 to win by two-and-a-quarter lengths. Second went to Best To Hurst (Driven By Walter Cheverie) with Dangle Ona Dime (Corey MacPherson) third. Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley co-owns and trains Mando Fun for co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. Barrieau also found the winner's circle with Red Dirt Star in a maiden score of 1:59.3 from his own stable and with Give Em Heck in 1:58.2 for trainer Jackie Matheson of Charlottetown. Mantario won the $2,300 back-up pace in 1:57.3 in line to Norris Rogers for trainer Alex Sobey and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside. Varadero Hanover (Barrieau) earned the silver with Heart And Soul (Cheverie) completing the triactor. Trainer Melissa Rennie and driver Adam Merner teamed up for a triple as Howmac Napoleon won in 2:00.3, Chief Exec Officer was a 1:57.3 winner to remain undefeated in the Rennie stable and Always Reese hit the wire first in 2:01. For complete results and race replays go to www.redshores.ca.  By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The winner's circle was an all too familiar sight for harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau on the second half of the P.E.I. Colt Stakes doubleheader program Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Barrieau trained and driven Red Dirt Boomer delivered in his $6,800 P.E.I. Colt Stakes three-year-old pacing colt assignment with a 1:57 victory for owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Fellow Barrieau trained Sodwana Bay gave another victory to the Saint John, N.B., reinsman in her $3,620 Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series division presented by Standardbred Canada stopping the clock in 1:57.1. His other driving wins were catch assignments in overnight action with Ashes To Ashes winning in 1:57.4 from the Jackie Matheson stable, Forever Paradise scoring in 1:56.4 for trainer Kevin MacLean and Bank Of Dad winning in 1:56.4 for trainer Ambyr Campbell. Campbell has two wins from her stable on the program as Tobinator won in 1:57.3 with Ken Murphy aboard. In stakes action, Purple Poet (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) opened the card up in his $6,800 P.E.I. Colt Stakes colt split with a 1:57 victory. Notorious was a popular winner in another split in 1:58.1 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell while Saulsbrook Lassie won the final colt division in 1:57.2 for driver Adam Merner. Woodmere Oleksiak found her sixth win in-a-row in a $7,800 P.E.I. Colt Stakes three-year-old pacing filly for the combination of driver David Dowling, trainer Earl Watts and owners Hollis Newson, Windemere Farms, Debbie Denney and Ric McNutt. The other filly bouts went to Elm Grove Nellie (Dale Spence) and Cheeky Cherry (Clare MacDonald), both in identical 1:58.1 miles. Jordies Hope won her $3,620 Atlantic Aged Pacing Mares Series leg with a 1:55.3 win for driver Dowling and trainer Brian Ladner. The $2,900 preferred pace saw Kenny Arsenault cap off a driving triple with Lisburn in a smoldering 1:53.3 trip from his own stable. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Saturday was a night of harness racing domination for 'The Maritime Magic Man' and Rose Run Quest winning the feature was the crowning moment at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau had four winners on the 13-dash Saturday program at the Capital oval including a 1:54.3 open-length score aboard Rose Run Quest in the $2,900 preferred pace. Barrieau subbed in for regular driver and trainer Marc Campbell, who was racing in stakes action in Nova Scotia, and proceeded to control the race from the start and widen his advantage. Rose Run Quest laid down front end splits of 28.2, 57.3 and 1:26.1 before winning by four-and-three-quarter lengths over Best To Hurst (Driven by Walter Cheverie) and Woodmere Ideal Art (Norris Rogers). Blair Hansen of Charlottetown holds the ownership papers of the seven-year-old son of If I Can Dream. Barrieau's other wins came with Sodwana Bay in the $2,700 Fillies and Mares Open pace in 1:56.4, Dusty Lane Cortez in a six-length romp in 1:58.1 and Selkirk Echo in 2:02.1. Jason Hughes had a driving triple on the card winning with Dees Boy (2:00.2), JK Express (1:57.1) and Rockin Indy (1:57.1). For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Using first-over tactics to her full advantage, Collective Wisdom delivered as the heavy favourite in the Thursday evening harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Getting away fourth in the $2,300 featured pace, Collective Wisdom was moved first-over by driver Gilles Barrieau while moving to the half-mile marker. The Jackie Matheson trained pacer then engaged pacesetter Drivingthedragon N (Driven by Jason Hughes) and powered by in the final panel to win in 1:57.3. Miss Sangria (Corey MacPherson) took second-over cover to finish second while Dancers Pass (David Dowling) closed out in third place. Woodmere Farms of Marshfield own Collective Wisdom. Trainer Joe MacDonald had his stable firing on all cylinders on the Thursday card with two winners from his Cornwall stable both with MacPherson in the bike. Dreas Good Powow was a winner in 1:57.3 in the finale while Hurricane Hill won earlier on the card in 1:57.4. The Kenny Arsenault stable also had two winners with Akrotiri making a maiden breaking score in 2:03.1 and Back In The Game won in 2:00.1, both with Arsenault above the wheels. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Drivers Mark Bradley and Gilles Barrieau had profitable afternoons Sunday during a full harness racing stakes program at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. The Prince County oval played host to 13-dashes with every race a division of the Callbeck stakes for two-year-olds or the Tyndal Semple Memorial for three-year-old trotters. Mile Hill Willie and Barrieau captured the quickest $5,700 Semple Memorial split winning in 1:59.1 for owner-trainer Paul Morrison of Cardigan. The other divisions went to Thelastonestanding (Driven by Brian MacPhee) in 2:00.2 and Dusty Lane Titan (Marc Campbell) in 2:01.4. Howmacrivercruiser was an easy winner in her $7,100 Callbeck stake for two-year-old pacing fillies with a 2:02.2 open length victory in line to Barrieau. Jackie Matheson trains the daughter of Articulator for owner Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire. The other three divisions of the Callbeck for rookie fillies were all won by driver Mark Bradley for his driving triple. Bettorthanbobbi hit the wire first in the opening division in 1:58.2 then fellow Tom Weatherbie trained filly Smiling Dialing was an eight length victor in 1:59.1 in race 5. Bradley teamed up with trainer Stephen Quinn for his third win as Watch Me Dance had a maiden breaking score of 2:01 in her $7,100 Callbeck division. In rookie colt action, Tobins Rebel won his Callbeck stake for two-year-old pacers wiring the $6,900 division for trainer-driver Barrieau in 1:59.2 for owner Daniel Ross of Belfast. Mr Kelly was placed to first in his split with a corrected time of 1:59.2 for driver Adam Merner and trainer Melissa Rennie. Woodmere colts won the final two divisions with Woodmere Rollhario (Campbell) scoring in 2:01 for trainer Kevin MacLean and Woodmere Rollnpop delivering as a popular winner in 1:59 for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald. MacDonald trainee Mabou Ridge remains undefeated through three career starts after winning his $6,100 Callbeck division for two-year-old trotters in 2:06.2 for owner Arnold Rankin of Antigonish, N.S. Westview Star took his first lifetime mark in the other $6,100 division with a neck decision in 2:05.2 for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Stephen Gass. For race replays and more go to www.Redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - E R Quinn had his Thursday night winning streak cut short last week and with an outside post this week's feature is wide open at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash Thursday evening harness racing program kicks off at 6:30 P.M. with the $2,400 top pace lining up in race 10. E R Quinn is shouldered with post 8 but retains the services of top Canadian percentage driver Gilles Barrieau for trainer Jeff Holmes and owner Orwell Bay Stable. Likely To Win has been known to go on Thursday night feature hot streaks and leaves from post 2 this week for driver Adam Merner, while race analyst Les MacIsaac is taking a slightly longer play. MacIsaac is siding with post 5 starter Zero Rate to score a mild upset in the competitive field for driver Kenny Arsenault and trainer Michael Gallant. "Zero Rate is a rallying threat and if there are some quick early fractions, which is possible, it could be right up his alley," MacIsaac said. "If he gets some live flow and a cover trip to bring him into it late his chances go way up." Also in the field is Midnight Matt (Driven by Jason Hughes), Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson), Harbourlite Jerry (Steven Shepherd), Rockin Indy (David Dowling) and Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.). The $2,400 Open trot lines up in race 7 with a newcomer ready to take on the defending champion. Freddie has been nothing short of dominant in this class for years but now Star Photo makes the trip East and will take his shot from post 3 for new trainer Kevin Gillis and driver Hughes. A winner in a seasonal best of 2:00 in his latest start at The Raceway at Western Fair District in Ontario, Star Photo will look to add to his $366,000 in career earnings Thursday evening. Freddie leaves from post 5 in the field of as many with Marc Campbell in the bike as the morning line favorite. For race programs and more go to www.Redshores.ca   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores.

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